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    SubjectRe: [PATCH, v2] kbuild: Improve version string logic - two for the price of one - No thanks
    On Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 11:18:42PM -0700, David Rientjes wrote:
    > On Tue, 8 Jun 2010, Boaz Harrosh wrote:
    >
    > > >> I already have my:
    > > >> VERSION = 2
    > > >> PATCHLEVEL = 6
    > > >> SUBLEVEL = 35
    > > >> -EXTRAVERSION = -rc2
    > > >> +EXTRAVERSION = -rc2-my_tree
    > > >>
    > > >
    > > > You shouldn't be using EXTRAVERSION for this purpose, you should be
    > > > passing LOCALVERSION=my_tree to make.
    > > >
    > >
    > > That will not work because the way I run make is out of my control. Every
    > > one in the working group has his system. The Makefile is part of the
    > > public git tree, so every one will get the same identification without
    > > any confusion with Vanilla kernel, or what was compiled.
    > >
    >
    > If everyone using that tree wants the same version string for that kernel,
    > use CONFIG_LOCALVERSION="-my_tree" in your .config and use "make
    > LOCALVERSION=".
    >
    Or just distribute a localversion-my_tree file in the top-level directory
    like other trees do. This doesn't strike me as a particularly significant
    problem.


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